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Recommendations for a simple firewall please

Hi all,

I am running 2 machines with Debian Woody, one has X, the
other not.

They both have their own dial up access to the internet,
and are on an internal network (192.168.0.)

I have installed ferm and ipmenu on the non X machine, but
am having difficulty setting up a firewall.

The X machine has uses firestarter, but not quite as things
should be, Firestarter starts on a boot up, but typically
starts so restrictively, that I cannot download my email or
surf the web.  I have to stop and reconfigure firestarter
after every bootup.  The documenattion says that a single
configuration file should be reusable, but I cannot find
where to place it.

I spent a weekend playing with ferm/ipmenu on the other
machine, and got in a hell of a mess.

Documentation is minimal at best.  I don't have the
grounding to set these things automatically.

I would like a firewall that springs into action when I
dial up my ISP, and goes down when I disconnect.

If someone can suggest the best tool(s) to use for such a
requirement and point me at a reasonably verbose HOWTO, I
would be grateful.



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